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Bulls-Hawks Game Thread


Feb. 26, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (31-27, 17-12 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip)

Inactives: Splitter

Bulls (30-26, 11-16 road)

E’Twaun Moore

Tony Snell

Mike Dunleavy

Taj Gibson

Pau Gasol

Injury report: Out - Jimmy Butler (left knee strain), Nikola Mirotic (appendicitis),

Joakim Noah (left shoulder); Questionable - Derrick Rose (right hamstring tendinitis); Probable - Pau Gasol (illness)

Inactives: Butler, Mirotic, Noah

Officials: Tony Brothers, Mark Lindsay, Derek Richardson

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 102-92 home loss to the Warriors Monday, their third straight loss and fifth defeat in the past six games. … The Hawks have won both games against the Bulls this season. … Al Horford needs one double-double for 200 in his career. ... The Hawks have made 107 3-pointers over the last nine games (11.9 per game), hitting at least 10 triples eight times and nine once during the stretch. … The Hawks rank second in the NBA in forcing turnovers (16.7) and second in points off turnovers (19.3).

From the Bulls

The Bulls are coming off a 109-104 home win over the Wizards Wednesday, their third straight win after a five-game losing streak. ... Rose is averaging 26.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists on 57.4 percent shooting since the All-Star break. … Gasol is the only player in the NBA this season to average 10.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks. … Over his last six games, Doug McDermott has averaged 15.7 points on 57.6 percent from the field.

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